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Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
June 5, 2014
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor. That's what University of South Carolina chemist Hui Wang and co-workers built by bridging a size gap on the nanoscale. Their silver nanoparticles combine plasmon resonance with catalytic activity, making Surface enhanced Ramon Spectroscopy and other analytical data available in real time on a surface catalyst.
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